Prosecution at Edwards trial expected to rest case

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Prosecutors expect to rest their case
against John Edwards without calling the former presidential
candidate's mistress to the witness stand.
Lead prosecutor David Harbach said in court Wednesday the
government expects to finish presenting evidence Thursday with
testimony from three federal agents who investigated Edwards. If
so, the prosecution will not call Rielle Hunter, the woman whose
affair with the married Democrat left him facing six criminal
counts related to campaign finance violations.
Defense lawyers also listed Hunter, who has an immunity
agreement with the government, as a potential witness. They could
still call her to the stand next week.
Prosecutors say Edwards masterminded a plan to use secret
payments from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress
during his 2008 campaign. Edwards has pleaded not guilty.


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